Camavinga: “Playing the 2022 World Cup is a goal for me”
Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, who was signed by La Liga giants Rennes in the summer transfer window, spoke on the popular French Sunday morning TV show Telefoot and explained how his move happened, what he hopes to achieve with Madrid this season and his aspirations with France alongside his teammate Karim Benzema.
“When I heard that Real Madrid were following me and were ready to make an offer to sign me, I did not hesitate for a moment. These are things you can’t drag your feet on, ”the 18-year-old said. Telefoot. “Rennes has always been my team; I watch all their matches in Ligue 1. It’s true I could have stayed in Rennes, they will always be in my heart and I will never forget them. I’ll be back at the stadium soon to see all my friends there.
Camavinga: “I never thought I would score when I started out”
Camavinga is released in the squad under Carlo Ancelotti, who has played 151 league minutes in four matches so far, but found the net in his Madrid debut, a dream start to his career at the Bernabéu. “When I’m on the pitch I want to help the team. I was not directly involved if you look at the goal, I was on the right and I took advantage of the rebound to score. At first I didn’t celebrate because I never thought I would score when I started. First I looked at the referee, then everything went crazy.
Speaking of his first impressions in Madrid, Camavinga singled out his international teammate Karim Benzema for his praise and the intensity of the workouts. “The technical quality and the training are what struck me the most when I arrived. The first day I was tired after the first session but I got used to it. Maybe the language was the hardest thing, I like to laugh with everyone and make jokes but I don’t have a good command of Spanish yet. Karim is a leader, we talked a lot and I didn’t really know it but he’s a very funny guy. He gets along well with everyone on the team and he sets an example.
Camavinga aims for a place in the World Cup with the Blues
Camavinga debuted with the Blues a year ago at the age of 17, becoming the third youngest French debutant in history (behind Julien Verbrugghe and Maurice Gastiger) and the youngest since 1914 to represent his country, although he has since returned to the Under-21 after three caps in 2020. “I’m in the best club in the world, it will help me try to come back to the France team., “he said.” Playing the 2022 World Cup is a goal for me. I have to play well here, because my performances with Madrid are what will help me get back into the France team.